Michael_CollinsQ. I need help locating personal-care attendants or caregivers to cover my needs in Los Angeles and other cities where I travel to meetings of a council I have recently been appointed to. We meet in major cities about five times per year, and I am finding it much more difficult to locate assistance than I do in my hometown in New York. Where can I find people to assist me for the short time that I am in their towns, and are there are some things that I should be aware of in advance?

As background, I am an upper-level quad and require full assistance with transfers. I weigh about 200 pounds and use a power wheelchair. In the morning, I require care for roughly four